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Raising Foresthill Bridge railing to cause traffic delays

Expect some construction-caused delays traveling over the Foresthill Bridge starting late this month, Placer County officials are advising motorists. Starting near the end of Febru ...

Holmes, city at odds over historic designation

The State Historic Resources Commission is backing a bid to place the Old Auburn Library on the National Register of Historic Places. But the designation is being opposed by the b ...

Brown budget plans threaten Auburn, Hwy. 49 streetscape projects

Redevelopment money has constructed a revitalized Downtown Auburn Streetscape and dressed up the Bell Road-Highway 49 intersection in North Auburn. But state Gov. Jerry Brown’s ...

California bid to legalize pot cultivates varied Auburn-area viewpoints

The Proposition 19 buzz is already hitting Auburn. With the potential to be part of the first state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, Auburn-area residents have strong †...

Auburn’s calendar Bad Boys ordered to cover up

Auburn’s Bad Boys calendar crew is being given orders to cover up. The possibility of implied nudity in a comical calendar featuring some notable Auburn residents has been repla ...

Auburn “Bad Boys” calendar fundraiser aims for potentially risqué laughs

Auburn-area men are posing for a fund-raising calendar. And the mystery for now is how far will they go. The “Full Bounty of Placer County – The Bad Boys of Auburn” calenda ...

Small cities, big pay

Placer County communities are paying city and town managers at Bay Area prices even though the cost-of-living index is about 30 percent less, a new grand jury report says. But in ...

Placer County’s GOP Central Committee leader upbeat after election loss

Tom Hudson, Placer County Republican Central Committee chairman since early 2007, received his pink slip from voters during last week’s primary – finishing last in District 4†...

Placer Hillmen football fever sweeping over Auburn as wins mount up

A clash of Lincoln and Auburn high school football teams with identical 7-0 records is amping up community excitement. For Placer’s rejuvenated football program, Friday’s game ...